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The Townhouse Gallery

Exhibition Detail
“Artists on the News”
Hussein El Me'mar Pasha St.
off Mahmoud Basyouni St.
Cairo
Egypt


February 21st, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://www.thetownhousegallery.com
COUNTRY:  
Egypt
EMAIL:  
info@thetownhousegallery.com
PHONE:  
(+202) 2576 80 86
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Gallery hours: Saturday – Wednesday, 12 pm - 9 pm
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Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe. They are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress. Creative Time privilege artists' ideas, get excited about their dreams and respond to them by providing big opportunities to expand their practices and take bold new risks that value process, content and possibilities. We help artists push beyond their comfort levels, just as they push us beyond ours. In the process, artists engage in a dynamic conversation between site, audience, and context, offering up new ideas about who an artist is and what art can be, pushing culture into fresh new directions. In the process, Creative Time’s artists' temporary interventions into public life promote the democratic use of public space as a place for free and creative expression while reaching people beyond the traditional limitations of class, age, race and education. Some of Creative Time’s past thought-provoking projects include:

1. Conversations about Iraq: 
www.conversationsaboutiraq.org

2.Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: 
http://creativetime.org/programs/archive/2007/chan/welcome.html

Now, their new project, tentatively called Artists on the News, will be a web platform where artists are invited from around the world to present their version of the news surrounding them. This may take many forms--video, audio, written. This presentation will open up a debate/discussion about the idea of an 'artist correspondent' and what their role may be within today's media landscape. They are also interested in recruiting artist correspondents during their short visit to Egypt, so this is an opportunity for those interested in joining this Creative Time initiative.


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